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LIACS scientists in Dutch media on impact Cambridge Analytica storm

This week Dutch newspapers NRC and de Volkskrant consulted scientists from the Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science (LIACS) about the impact of the Cambridge Analytica storm. This company gained insight into the data of 50 million Facebook users.

Erik van der Kouwe, assistant professor computer security, explains in the NRC how logging in via an existing account (i.e. Open Autorisation, OAuth) works. Read the article (in Dutch) here: Is het wel verstandig om in te loggen via Facebook?

In the Volkskrant Wessel Kraaij, professor applied data analytics, and Suzan Verberne, assistant professor information processing, illustrate the method in which Facebook users can be influenced. Read the article (in Dutch) here: Verkiezingswapen op basis van onderzoek Facebookvrienden.

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